The High Cost of Multitasking
Even with all of the blogs, statistics, and other cautionary tales warning people about the consequences of multitasking, it’s still today’s most popular (and seemingly unavoidable) way to work. Modern life is hard, y’all — we have more gadgets and entertainment channels distracting us than ever before, higher expectations of output at a greater frequency and with infinitely faster turnaround. And if we’re being honest, the constant exposure to other people who at least seem to be doing it all is enough to make many of us go into overdrive.
The below infographic from Fuzebox may, however, change your ways. Sure, it’s by a company that offers videoconferencing services, but the data doesn’t lie. Besides, we all know exactly how many browser tabs we have open, how many times we switched windows to check email before finishing this sentence, and how very many things we’re thinking about getting done right this second.